During the 1940's, the U.S. Navy had a cruiser named the U.S.S. New Orleans. It had a remarkable history, having been awarded 17 battle stars, one of the most cited of the Navy's ships.
The U.S.S. New Orleans was repaired, and continued to serve as part of the fleet in the Pacific. During the War, members of the crew were awarded 206 Purple Hearts, 5 Navy Crosses, and 10 Silver Stars.